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Health Exchange Nepal UK (HExN) organises charity ball

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London – Health Exchange Nepal UK (HExN) held a charity ball on Friday  to celebrate its 15th anniversary. It was held at renowned Shaw Hill Golf Course, in the North-West England. Speaker of the House of Commons, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, was the chief Guest of the function along with  Ambassador of Nepal, Gyan Chandra Acharya. President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Prof Andrew Elder, Immediate past President of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Prof Michael Griffin and Member of Parliament Sir Mark Hendrick were present on the occasion. 170 people, mostly doctors from the UK and Nepal attended the ceremony.


Speaker of the House, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, reminded the audience that a Nepali doctor had saved his life. He said he was very keen to support Nepal and had recently held an event in the Palace of Westminster to support HExN by introducing the Kathmandu Institute of Child Health (KIOCH). Both Presidents spoke about their close ties to Nepal through HExN and various initiatives they have taken to improve standards of clinical training in Nepal. Professor Elder also explained that MRCP Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills (PACES) will soon be held in Nepal.


Prof Satyan Rajbhandari, General Secretary of HExN, said that their organisation has been providing clinical and educational support to Nepal since it was formed in 2008. They have supported many training programmes, helped during  Nepal earthquake and the COVID and trained many doctors and nurses in the UK. This charity is growing stronger day by day and has opened a path for Nepalese diaspora to support their homeland.


Delegates were served Nepali Beer called ‘Khukuri’.  There were entertained with Nepalese dance performed by 11-year-old Mishika Thapa, Ms Prasuna Kandel and  Ramesh and Pramita Khoju. The evening ended with disco using Nepali songs, which guests enjoyed.

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